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Shop Garment District E-commerce Platform Debuts on Facebook


For the first time, Phoenix Fashion Week’s Shop Garment District e-commerce platform launched Wednesday, January 2, 2013, on our official Facebook page! Starting January 2nd, fans will be able to shop our official PHXFW LIMITED EDITION apparel and accessories.

These designs will be inspired PHXFW themes and will include collaborations with our long list of designers. Since these designs will be LIMITED EDITIONS, you have to be among the first to ‘LIKE‘ the item to assure you ‘win’ the opportunity to purchase that item.

HOW WILL IT WORK: We will list the item description, along with a picture, sizes, color, quantity available, as well as list the model, photographer, and stylist. You must ‘like’ the post and add a comment with your e-mail address, specifying the quantity you desire, size, and color. If you ‘win’ the opportunity to purchase that item, someone from the Phoenix Fashion Week team will contact you for payment details.

We have been planning this for a long time, and we are excited to share our PHXFW LIMITED EDITION apparel & accessories with you.

“Like” us on Facebook for a chance to buy these Limited Edition designs!

-Brian Hill, Executive Director of Phoenix Fashion Week

PHXFW Rewinds: Top 10 Emerging Designers Debut at MIM

MIM (The Musical Instrument Museum) Presents:

The 2011 Emerging Designer Announcement Event

Friday June 17th, 2011 : 7pm – 9pm

Past Emerging Designers

Hello Fashionistas,

I am excited to invite you to a unique event, Fashion Arizona and The MIM ( team up to host the “Announcement of the new (10) Emerging Designers of Phoenix Fashion Week 2011”

On Friday June 17th, from 7:00pm – 9:00pm, come Meet & Greet designers from all over the U.S. that will be the next “IT” designers to launch their brands this fall at Phoenix Fashion Week, October 5 – 8, 2011.

For the first time ever, we have Emerging Designers representing Ohio, Mexico, Texas, Minnesota, Missouri and Arizona competing for a $15,000 Prize Package of Goods & Services to help launch their brand.

The first (50) guests will receive PHOENIX FASHION WEEK goodie bags and we will be (FREE) raffling off one big gift for one of our lucky fashionistas.

Guest Speakers: Hear perspectives from 2009 & 2010 Emerging Designer Winners!

Bring a fashionable friend, come out and hear what inspires these young designers, while catching a “sneak peek” at their Spring 2012 collections.

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Announcement by Brian Hill, Executive Director

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PHXFW Street Style: Fashion AZ Meetup at Firehouse Lounge 1/19

As you may know, Phoenix Fashion Week hosts monthly fashion networking events at various venues around the valley, featuring local vendors to shop, fabulous speakers, raffle prizes and more! This month’s Fashion AZ Meetup was hosted at Firehouse Lounge in Oldtown Scottsdale, with featured designer hipKNOTies, and we were not only thrilled with the amazing turnout, but the caliber of attendees and amount of organic networking that occurred! Of course, PHXFW’s Media Team was out securing coverage, as well as snapping pictures of the amazing street style that night. Here are some of the fashion highlights of the night!

Anjuli Morse, hipKNOTies sales associate

hipKNOTies dress, Helmut Lang jacket, Virgin Saints & Angels jewelry, Hunter boots


Aya Hackett, model

thrift store jacket/headband, Urban Outfitters clutch, Buffalo Exchange jewelry, Forever 21 jeans, Aldo shoes


Leteecia Hughes, academic counselor at The Art Institute

Forever 21 cardigan, GAP V-neck/scarf, Dooney & Bourke clutch, American Apparel pants, Jessica Simpson shoes


Trinae Miller, stylist

H&M Dress, Express clutch, Forever 21 rings, borrowed earrings, Sam Edelman shoes


Quinton Sherman, nursing student

Whimsy Reason glasses, Macy’s button-down/tie, Vacheron Constantin watch, Nordstrom slacks, Kenneth Cole belt, Deichmann shoes


Rachel Wade, stylist at RHM Style

H&M blazer/skirt/bangles, Bebe earrings, Michael Kors watch, Forever 21 rings, Chanel purse, Zigi Soho shoes

 *We love feedback! Post a comment with your favorite street style look and you could win a PHXFW T-shirt!

Article and Images by Stephanie Garcia and Ashley Haines for Phoenix Fashion Week

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PHXFW’s Own to Judge Miss Arizona USA and Miss Teen Arizona USA Pageants

Forgot what you’ve heard about pageants…this year’s Miss Arizona USA and Miss Teen Arizona USA  Pageants are taking it to a whole new level. Taking place today through Sunday at the Mesa Arts Theater, the competition will be fierce, literally. These pageants are meant to be preliminaries to the nationally televised Miss USA and Miss Teen USA Pageants we have all come to recognize. Today will be the Preliminary Competition, where contestants will compete on stage in the Swimsuit and Evening Gown Competition. Sunday will be the Coronation Show, where the top 15, in each age division, will be named and the new winners crowned. Britt Boyse of Casting Crown Productions, is the Executive Producer of this year’s pageants, as well as the licensed agent for MISS USA® Pageant of NBC Universal and Donald Trump. “There are 48 contestants in the Miss division and 41 in the Miss Teen division. They will compete in three equally scored categories  consisting of swim, evening gown and personal interview,” Boyse said. “We are looking for contestants that are physically fit, beautiful, captivating, engaging, poised and Arizona’s best chance to bring the Miss USA crown home to Arizona.”

Of course, there are some exciting changes to note for this year’s pageants. For the first time, Go daddy girl and Phoenix Fashion Week Fashionably Pink Celebrity Leann Dearing, will be co-hosting the event. It will also be one of only four other states to post the events live on the internet, so those that cannot make it can watch live streaming in the comfort of their homes. What’s more, Phoenix Fashion Week’s own Executive Director, Brian Hill and Operations Director, Brenna Moses, will be lending their fashion expertise as guest judges. Hill will be judging the Miss Arizona USA pageant and Moses the Miss Teen Arizona USA  pageant. “Britt Boyse and the Miss Arizona USA Pageant have been supporters of PHXFW for years, and I am honored to be invited as a judge. These fashionable women are next year’s fashionistas and to align with a global brand like the Miss AZ  USA Pageant is in line with the growth pattern and goals of Phoenix Fashion Week,” said Hill. Moses also mirrored similar emotions about being chosen as a guest judge. “I am so excited to be involved this year as a judge and see all these talented women compete.” Phoenix Fashion Week is involved in more ways than one this year, as PHXFW Emerging Designer finalist, Silvia Bours of Mexico, will be the official dress of the pageants, as she is outfitting the event hosts, as well providing a dress to each of the pageant winners. “We were able to secure Silvia Bours as the official dress, which is an amazing opportunity, as she is the next ‘it’ designer in the nation, aligning her brand with the next contestants with a potential to become a national brand themselves,” Hill said.

Phoenix Fashion Week is clearly a perfect fit for the Miss Arizona USA and Miss Teen Arizona USA Pageants, according to Boyse, as the contestants are trained by a nationally recognized runway coach to avoid the traditional pageant walk. They incorporate runway movements so the pageants feel more current and relevant to today’s audience. “Brian and Brenna are used to looking for that next ‘it’ girl from the Phoenix Fashion Week model searches. They will need to use their own personal opinion on beauty and how the contestants present themselves to choose who they feel is the winner.”

The 2011 title holders, Miss Arizona USA Brittany Bratton and Miss Teen Arizona USA  Molly Argue, will be crowning the 2012 winners.

Perhaps the best take away from the pageants is the knowledge and opportunities these girls gain from the experience. It is no surprise that these events are scouted by modeling agencies and casting looking for the next beautiful faces. The pageants also offer free workshops for contestants throughout the year, including how to present themselves, practicing their walk, fitness, hair and makeup, and more.  “The pageant is, at the end of the day, about what they can discover about themselves and what they learn….to project confidence and not be intimidated by questions from such influence individuals as Brian Hill,” Boyse said.

For more information about the Miss Arizona USA and Miss Teen Arizona USA  Pageants, visit: or follow them on Twitter @missarizonausa.

For those of you unable to attend the event, make sure to tune in online for the live streaming on their website.

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Article by Lauren Pfingstag for Phoenix Fashion Week

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Phoenix Fashion Week Presents…The Business of Fashion Seminar Series

Every year, Phoenix Fashion Week prides itself in educating the fashion community and general public, whether it be hosting speaking engagements at local high schools, organizing a scholarship opportunity through a polo shirt design contest or working with fashion educators to improve their programs. PHXFW is excited to announce the continuation of our “Business of Fashion” seminar series at Talking Stick Resort from October 6-8th, with an amazing lineup of topics and industry experts! What’s more, Collins College has come on board this year as the official sponsor. Program Chair of Fashion and Merchandising at Collins College, Nicole Bissing, is supportive of PHXFW and believes it will benefit their students greatly.  “Phoenix Fashion Week is helping build the fashion Industry in Arizona, which gives my students career opportunities in Arizona. The fashion industry is small but growing thanks to events like Phoenix Fashion Week and their mentoring of young designers.”  Collins College will also have a booth setup during the seminars for any prospective students looking for more information about attending the school. From topics such as “how to start a fashion line on a shoestring budget” to social media and fashion styling, we have seminars to appeal to every level of learning, from students to professionals. Speakers will include Mercedes Gonzalez of Global Purchasing Group in NYC to local wardrobe stylist Jill Laine and Constant Contact’s own Ron Cates!  Read on for the complete schedule, including details and ticket information!

Thursday, October 6, 2011- “Launching Your Fashion Business”

9:00am-How to Start a Fashion Line on a Shoestring Budget

  • Tips and tools for today’s economy to affordably launch your fashion line for success
  • “Money should never be an excuse when planning a new line. Empty pockets never stopped anyone from accomplishing a dream, only empty hearts.” – Speaker Mercedes Gonzalez, Global Purchasing Group

10:30am-Retail 101: Boutiques and Retailers

  • Everything you need to know about opening and running a retail store (that you didn’t know)
  • “I recommend not only taking as many workshops as anyone can but to intern with different companies. Experience is the best education.” – Speaker Mercedes Gonzalez, Global Purchasing Group

12:00pm- Branding your Fashion Business

  • Learn how to successfully establish your brand identity for introduction into the marketplace
  • “Target markets are demanding the status of wearing a ‘BRAND,’ whether it is on the outside of the item or inside and unseen. We will discuss how to approach the concept of Branding, costs involved, protecting the Brand, overseas black markets and the creativity in creating a meaningful Brand Name for your product.” – Speaker: Laura Sherman, Fashion Business, Inc.

Friday, October 7, 2011- “Socially Fashionable”

9:00am- The Power of Fashionable Email Marketing

  • Learn how to successfully market your fashion brand and products with Constant Contact.
  • “Some of the most effective marketing tools, like email and social media, are either free or incredibly inexpensive. They also work well together – email is how you monetize social media. In just this one session, attendees will gain expertise that will equip them to “do” email and social media marketing better than some of the world’s most famous brands.” – Speaker: Ron Cates, Constant Contact

10:30am- The Facebook of Fashion

  • Learn how to successfully market your fashion brand, business to business, on the network
  • “After I first met Brian and he told me about his mission with Phoenix Fashion Week, I realized that we share one goal: Making it easier to connect local brands with leading retailers around the country and ultimately internationally. Engage, connect and trade is as important on the show floor as it is online in these days – this is why I created” – Speaker: Peter Koch,

12:00pm- Social Media for Fashion

  • How to super succeed in fashion through social media
  • “My talk “Mastering Social Media For Fashion” will cover the important history of social media, a complete overview of today’s social media universe, best ways for fashion businesses to promote themselves online, and the secrets to succeeding through social media.  At a time when over half of all adults use social media – up from five percent just five years ago – there’s nothing more important to the survival of a business than gaining these skills now.” -Speaker: Jon Gluck,

Saturday, October 8, 2011- “The Next Level of Fashion- Outside the Box”

9:00am- The Business of Fashion-Legal, Finance, Start-Up 1-2-3

  • Get all the tools and information needed for the business side of your brand, including accounting, trademarks and SBA information
  • “In The Business of Fashion workshop, participants will gain understanding of the cost of producing a new line, how to use cost to calculate retail pricing, wholesale liquidation pricing, as well as learn the basics of forecasting a budget for their business.” – Speaker: Rosiland Moore, Moore SystemWorks

10:30am- Fashion Styling 101 for Business

  • Learn how to succeed as a fashion stylist, including tips and tools in real time
  • “I decided to teach this class in an effort to inform burgeoning stylists what they need to know to make an informed decision on whether this is the career they want to pursue, and if so, what do they need to be prepared for to make it in this industry.” -Speaker: Jill Laine,

12:00pm-Fashion Roundtable: Moderated by Brian Hill

  • Industry professionals share their “secrets to success”, (Q&A to follow)
  • Alicia Estrada-Stop Staring Clothing, Chris Detert- American Rebel PR, Joanna De’shay-Black Russian Label, Rosiland Moore-Moore SystemWorks, Jon Gluck, Iconic Digital and more!

*To purchase your tickets to any of these seminars, visit: For General Public, it is $15 per seminar and if you book two seminars for the same day, you can book the third seminar for free!  If you are a student, email proof of your current enrollment for a student discount code for $5 off!

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Article by Lauren Pfingstag for Phoenix Fashion Week

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PHXFW Rewinds: Sex & The City 2 with PHXFW Video

New Video from PHXFW